real quick here ...
if on an uphill, the poles tends to flare outwards when you are getting tired, they are too long.
don't shove all five fingers thru the wrist strap, leave out the thumb. that way, when it gets jammed in a rock/crack, and it will , you can let it trail behind and it will auto-disconnect.
if you can get the grip/strap combo worked out optimally, you really won't have to hold on very much.
off to HIKE ! (lost coast)